Again, it is another colorful day at KCL-IDESIGN, LLC, and as I usually say, you can’t go wrong when applying the most fantastic decorative coating in the world. So, for all the amazing people who know me, it will only take about a half of a second to scream the answer to what I am referring to, which is PAINT! However, when I talk about color, I prefer to create an accurate representation of a before and after. If a color is close to what is already on the existing walls, this will display very little difference.
While working on a design project for a client, during the initial consultation, she made it clear that color did not intimidate her. Being able to create this type of effect was one of the main reasons why I accepted the project because I enjoy looking at the impact it has within spaces. Moreover, being beyond obsessed with such a unique decorative coating makes my job so much more fun and exciting! I go insane when I know that I am going to be hanging out at my favorite paint stores. OMG, shuffling through newly stocked swatches, talking to vendors about the latest trends and eagerly contemplating on what colors I will combine is crazy fun!
Typically, when I work with color, at times, I will give the client at least three different palettes to choose from, and again, this can depend on the client and the overall design project. I have learned that having too many selections can become a bit confusing and not having enough to explore within the desired preference can potentially become a problem as well. However, the client was not afraid of using anything extreme and was delighted with the final selection. So please, do not get it twisted, color is not for everyone, but OMG, it sure is beyond transcending!
Design Project: Corgi Drive Residence – Dining Room
Project Goal: Select a color that would ultimately change the look and feel of the client's existing dining room and enhance the objects within the space.
Project Outcome: The bold walls add character, as well as give way to an open and inviting atmosphere. By the way, the client was pleased with her newly designed dining room.
Interior Design Studio: KCL-IDESIGN, LLC
Principal Interior Designer: Kimberly C. Lyons
Before Image: Dining Room
Before Image: Dining Room
After Image: Dining Room
Inspiration Nudge: If you have never had a desire to use a dramatic or dominant paint color, give it a try because it will change the entire atmosphere and vibe within the space – Promise!
IMAGES: All images taken by Kimberly C. Lyons and are the sole property of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC.